AAR reports annual carload and intermodal volume gains for week ending July 6
Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent.
in the NewsFederal Maritime Commission now evaluating Transpacific carrier agreements Kuebix partnership with SimpliShip may create new opportunities for shippers “going global” ATA forecast report points to continued future freight growth Teklynx and SiteHawk partner to deliver EHS labeling solutions Prospects for Peak Season appear to be cautiously optimistic More News
Both carload and intermodal volumes saw gains for the week ending July 6, according to data released this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually and below the week ending June 29 at 281,367 and the week ending June 22 at 288,224.
Intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent annually and was below the week ending June 29 at 249,763 and the week ending June 22 at 252,807.
Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 453,493—was up 1.6 percent annually.
Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, five saw annual increases.
Petroleum and petroleum products were up 36.3 percent. Motor vehicles and parts dropped 11.6 percent.
On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.4 percent at 7,465,261 and intermodal is up 3.6 percent at 6,476,035 containers and trailers.
Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!
Transportation of freight in containers was first recorded around 1780 to move coal along England’s Bridgewater Canal. However, "modern" intermodal rail service by a major U.S. railroad only dates back to 1936. Malcom McLean’s Sea-Land Service significantly advanced intermodalism, showing how freight could be loaded into a “container” and moved by two or more modes economically and conveniently. As with all new technologies, there were problems that slowed the growth, which influenced many potential customers to shy away from moving intermodal.
Click here to download
2017 Truckload Brokerage Roundtable: Technology continues to connect the dots Cloud Transportation Management Systems (TMS): Weis Markets streamlines “both sides” of the DC door View More From this Issue